Deafness, Special Education Teacher Pre-K to 12, Visual Impairments / Blindness
4 Year Degree
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1) Teacher, Special Education
Knowledge of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) curriculum for the grade/content range of the position, MCPS special education program. Thorough knowledge of IEP, learning theory, differentiated instruction, data collection, best instructional practices, research-based reading instruction, multicultural education, assessments. Thorough knowledge in methods of teaching elementary math if seeking an elementary position. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA 2015), Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 2004), and state and federal policies and procedures related to special education. Ability to provide instructional support. Works well with students with disabilities, teachers, and parents/guardians of students with disabilities. Ability to appropriately adapt instructional programs and materials. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge of and the ability to apply the six performance standards established for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS).
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in special education. Fluent in learning theory, differentiated instruction, developmental reading, child development, applied behavior analysis, and assessment required. Student teaching in the specific area of exceptionality or two years teaching experience at level appropriate to assignment (elementary or secondary). Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
2) Teacher of the Deaf
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Deaf Education
Classroom position serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing in self-contained and general education settings in a center-based D/HOH program.
Educational and linguistic implications of deafness
Communication strategies and methodology; ASL and/or Cued Speech preferred
Collaboration and co-teaching skills
Parent support and cultural competence
3) Teacher of the Visually Impaired:
Educational implications of visual impairment and blindness;
Learning Media Assessments, Functional Vision Assessments, and the Expanded Core Curriculum;
Use of technology, UEB Braille, and appropriate accommodations and modifications
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education with certification in teaching the visually impaired
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Supports and professional development built into a large collegial team
Meets Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements for Standard Professional Certification I (SPC I) in special education. Certification in a content area is desirable.
Required to attend school meetings, programs, and activities outside the instructional day as mandated by the Montgomery County Education Association agreement. Teachers employed in special education schools or discrete special education service models are required to successfully complete specific courses provided by MCPS. The courses are designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities, particularly courses in behavioral management which include nonviolent crisis interventions. Teachers in these identified schools and programs will be required to support behavioral interventions.
How to apply with MCPS:
Go to website above - www.mcpscareers.org
1) APPLY TO TEACH WITH MCPS
2) FIND THE TALENT POOL THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR CERTIFICATION AREA
3) SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT AND APPLY
**BE SURE TO UPLOAD YOUR RESUME AND CREDENTIALS
Internal Number: SPED/DHOH/V 052019
About Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland
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